Beginning in 1994, Air Force Space Command(AFSPC) has sponsored two Civil Air Patrol (CAP) special activities; one at Patrick AFB and one in Colorado Springs to showcase AFSPC roles and missions to CAP cadets (age 15-21).
The purpose of this program is to motivate young men and women
to the ideals of leadership and service through aerospace
education and training. Attendees are CAP cadets who are
interested in aerospace careers and/or military service.
Each of the courses has a different focus.
The Peterson AFB program is the most comprehensive, leveraging resources available across the Colorado Front Range to introduce cadets to all five areas of space operations: satellite command and control, missile warning, space surveillance/space control, missile operations, and spacelift. The Peterson program also visits the Air Force Academy to introduce cadets to opportunities available in aerospace engineering.
Tentatively scheduled visits include:
Peterson AFB (space surveillance, command and
Cheyenne Mountain AFS (joint operations,
command and control)
Schriever AFB (satellite operations, missile
Buckley AFB (missile warning)
US Air Force Academy (astronautical engineering,
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Waterton, Colorado
(spacelift and space engineering)
Must be 15 years old by Day 1
Participant page If link doesn't work, go to http://www.ncsas.com/space-com